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tajoe

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A taste of Autumn
« on: September 13, 2020, 01:23:45 PM »
Well people, it's that time of year again. (The best time, here in New England). Temps are dropping, slightly, and very much welcomed. The maples are just starting to show it. Great cruising weather ahead, (for those with running cars).

Because of this CV-19 crap going on, I guess automotive gatherings are at a minimum. Around here, I hear our favorite cruise night, is going under. On Mon. nights, here in northern Ct, for 20 yrs or more, Marks Auto Parts held outside car shows for the public...free of charge. Sometimes up-wards of almost 1K cars. It'll be missed. Not sure where all will go. How 'bout in your neighborhood. Any gatherings taking place? Or has the establishment squashed all your fun?
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2020, 01:46:18 PM »
It's the same here in NC.  Cruise-Ins, car shows, car club meetings and activities, all have come to a screeching halt.  My Corvette Club did attempt their monthly meeting this month, but without me and my wife.  With our current health issues, we're still a bit timid about being in large gatherings if we can help it.  We too are looking forward to some cooler temperatures as these cars seem to love the cooler temperatures and I get less nervous about driving them.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2020, 03:09:28 PM »
We are all in the same boat Joe, some of as just have to peddle faster. It'll pass eventually, I hope.




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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2020, 03:48:55 PM »
The good news is that football is back although it's strange watching Brady playing for the Buccs.




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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2020, 04:57:20 PM »
I'm staying away from all the sports right now. Political reason I won't get into. :-x
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2020, 12:42:01 PM »
Def agree that autumn is the best time of year. Leaves are starting to fall on my yard. I went to a show this past saturday. I was no. 300 something and there were cars coming in after me, so I would guess about 350 or so were there. A local guy who had a son with muscular dystrophy puts it on every year and donates the money to the cause. There are all types there. From 2 brand new mid engine vettes to a 30's plymouth hot rod and everything in between. 2 firebirds/trans ams. Mine and a guy that was looking at my car decided to get his 2002 t/a of the parking lot and put it in the show so he could  park beside me.

Theres a local cruise about 40 minutes from me that has been going on twice a month, he usually does once but since everything else was shut down he doubled. I have been to that a couple of times and there seems to be a bigger crowd than usual for obvious reasons. I plan on showing a motorcycle at Hershey next month as well. I go out, but wear a mask, avoid physical contact and try to keep my distance from peeps.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2020, 03:25:15 PM »
Perfect Miata weather.  :D
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 04:30:49 PM »
Down here in Miami, there is no such thing as seasons. No fall colors, no crisp dry air. It's going to be oppressively hot, muggy, and humid until early November, at least.

Some would call it the perfect place to own a cool car, but honestly the rain is pretty much constant if you're super stickler about keeping away from the elements like I am. Winter is actually our nice time of year.

Not only that, but the classic car scene down here is not as prevalent as with the rest of the country. There's this spot in the heart of the city where this one firm owns a bunch of premium high-end classics (Miuras, classic Benz's, Ferraris, etc), but as for the "every man America" classic car lover crowd, it's not as big down here as you'd think.

Miami is all about looking rich, flamboyancy, etc. New stuff with big names. Lamborghinis, Bentleys, Porsches, etc to show off your wealth and attract women injected to the teeth with silicone. It's all rather superficial and vain. Been wanting to move away for years.

We do have Trans Am Specialties down here, which is pretty cool.

We only have one cruise-in  that I'm aware of and as far as I know, it's on hold for now during the pandemic. I still haven't taken my car to a single show or cruise-in since I've had it in May.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2020, 08:53:42 AM »
This is where I’ve been the past two weeks.  Me and my sleeping bag did just fine.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2020, 10:01:21 AM »
Where the heck are ya that has snow already?
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Re: A taste of Autumn
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2020, 02:26:10 PM »
I would like to say that looks like fun, but NOT!
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2020, 05:10:18 PM »
Where the heck are ya that has snow already?

SW Colorado Gunnison area.  In the mountains at 10,600 feet
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2020, 11:00:55 PM »
Mike,
That simply looks beautiful!
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2020, 05:23:14 AM »
16 yards from me in a high meadow

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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2020, 08:09:02 AM »
Fall is my favorite time of year!
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2020, 02:47:30 PM »
I'm so jealous of you people that actually HAVE a tangible Fall season.  :?
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2020, 10:53:46 PM »
I'm so jealous of you people that actually HAVE a tangible Fall season.  :?

Yeah, no kidding! It is in the mid 90's(although unusually hot for this time of year) here in West Texas, although it does cool to the low 60's at night...very comfortable, especially if there is a breeze.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2020, 06:14:03 AM »
Fall weather here is the best of the year, although it is raining today... We got a cold air mass pushing down here last Friday, and it's been "suddenly" like football weather for 1 week.  We have a weekly cruise in down in Elizabethton, TN that is going strong through Covid.  It's about 45 minutes away, so I just drift in there occasionally.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2020, 01:47:30 PM »
Where the heck are ya that has snow already?

SW Colorado Gunnison area.  In the mountains at 10,600 feet

Well that explains the snow....very cool!!!!!

pun intended..hehehe
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2020, 08:04:33 PM »
I'm still waiting for the foliage to turn. It's just beginning, here in southern NE.
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Re: A taste of Autumn
« Reply #20 on: Today at 10:18:36 AM »
I'm staying away from all the sports right now. Political reason I won't get into. :-x

X2, although it's hard cutting out football.

As for car shows not going on, it hasn't bothered me much. It's giving me more time to work on things, and I've been racking up the miles on the TA this year just cruising around.
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